While news outlets occasionally come out with rankings of the nation's private schools, these rankings are of limited utility for parents choosing a school for their child. The statistics used in making decisions about how to rank schools tend to be generic and include such metrics as the size of the school's endowment, the student-to-faculty ratio, and the number of students who are admitted to "top" colleges. While these statistics may be useful, they often don't indicate how well a developing child will do at that particular school and how well the school fits the child. Read more about how schools are ranked--and why the rankings may not be that helpful.
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